U.S. seeks contractors for cable link to Alaska’s Moose Creek Dam

NORTH POLE, Alaska, U.S. 12/8/11 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information about firms capable of installing fiber-optic cable to connect its project office to Moose River Dam, part of the Corps’ Chena River Lakes Project at North Pole. Responses are due January 9, 2012.

The Corps’ Alaska District seeks information on small businesses capable of installing fiber-optic cable to link the components of the Chena River Lakes Project, the northernmost flood control project operated by the Corps to protect Fairbanks and surrounding areas. The project includes 50-foot-tall, 8.1-mile-long Moose Creek Dam on the Chena River and the 10-foot-tall, 20.7-mile-long Tanana River Levee.

The Corps issued a sources sought notice from which responses will determine the type of solicitation to be issued. The work is valued at between $250,000 and $500,000.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W911KB12B0002 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by e-mail by 2 p.m., Alaska time, Jan. 9. For information, contact Michael Suprenant, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, Attn.: CEPOA-CT, P.O. Box 6898, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 99506-6898; (1) 907-753-2555; E-mail: michael.suprenant@us.army.mil.

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U.S. seeks contractors for Lower Yellowstone Diversion Dam work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from contractors capable of constructing main canal intake diversion fish protection at the Lower Yellowstone Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River at Intake, Montana. Responses are due Feb. 2, 2010.

The Corps’ Omaha District requested information in December 2009 on fish screens that could be utilized to prevent endangered pallid sturgeon from being diverted to an irrigation canal by the Lower Yellowstone Diversion Dam. (HydroWorld 12/30/09) An interagency team of the Corps and the project operator, the Bureau of Reclamation, proposes using stainless steel screens with integrated passive or active cleaning systems.

In the current sources sought announcement, the Corps seeks information on potentially qualified Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Woman-Owned Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and HUB Zone prime contractor sources that are able to perform the work. Depending on responses, a solicitation either will be set aside in one of the categories or will be issued on an unrestricted basis.

Work is to involve construction of new headworks for fish screens and sluice gates, including about 12 separate fish screens and gates, a 20-foot-tall by 800-foot-long cofferdam, and a new canal. The work is expected to cost more than $10 million.

A request for information notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F10INTAKE in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Five-page responses stating ability to perform as prime contractor are due by e-mail to the address below by 5 p.m. Central time, Feb. 2. A solicitation is planned for the first half of 2010.

For information, contact Wanda Carter-Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2059; E-mail: wanda.c.carter-davis@usace.army.mil.

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